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The Kooks — Ooh La
Album: Inside in Inside Out
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Released: 2006
Length: 3:17
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In their eyes is the place that you finally
Discover that you love it here, you've got to stay
On this rock not a rock, an island
On which you found a love within you twitch
You felt that itch in your petticoat
Your pretty, pretty petticoat

And then you smiled, he got wild
You didn't understand that there's money to be made
Beauty is a card that must get played
By organisations

But ooh la, she was such a good girl to me
And ooh la, the world just chewed her up, and spat her out
And ooh la, she was such a good girl to me
But ooh la, the world just chewed her up, and spat her out

The world can be a very big place
So be yourself, don't fit out of place
Love your man and love him twice
Go to Hollywood and pay the price
Oh go to Hollywood

And don't be a star, it's such a drag
Take care of yourself, don't begin to lag
It's a hard life to live, so live it well
I'll be your friend, not to pretend
I know you girl
In all situations

But ooh la, she was such a good girl to me
And ooh la, the world just chewed her up, and spat her out
And ooh la, she was such a good girl to me
And ooh la, the world just chewed her up, and spat her out

Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty petticoat
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty petticoat
In all situations

And ooh la, she was such a good girl to me
But ooh la, the world just chewed her up, and spat her out
And ooh la, she was such a good girl to me
But ooh la, the world just chewed her up, and spat her out
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They can't all be good tunes.

The folks at the church are not so happy.
Like this!!!! Great set.
Obscure, yet awesome.

 
mandolin wrote:
 


 Toke wrote:
WOW!!  THEY SOUND JUST LIKE 'THE KOOKS' {#Bananajam}
 

I don't think they sound anything like them at all.
WOW!!  THEY SOUND JUST LIKE 'THE KOOKS' {#Bananajam}
 jools wrote:

Nah - he can't sing anymore..
 
Randomly scrolling through the posts and caught this one. I disagree - he CAN still sing. He just chooses not to work so hard at it. (Maybe he took a hint from the late Kurt Cobain and realized that he didn't have to even try to hit the notes on-key in order to be successful.)  I still love McCartney's music.

The Kooks?  Hmmmm. I find them a little offensively exhuberant. Like the Beatles on meth.

pretty pretty pretty petticoat!
poor girl.... they just spot her owl... 
mandolin wrote: Oola pic

Oola the Twi'lek!
Awesome.


good tune.  saw this guys in the UK a few yrs ago

Named after the song on David Bowie's Hunky Dory, the Kooks met while attending Brighton Music College in the mid-2000s.
Will this song ever end... it's horrible.
Heard this song about 30 times now, and just realized that the drums sound frickin' awesome!  Maybe just the mood I'm in...
Hahaha! Dork. {#Lol}

 mandolin wrote:

 


there we go RP...the kooks!
 coyote620 wrote:
I thought this was Paul McCartney
 
Well he is a Kook

We are wondering if these guys started out as a Kinks cover bandf


 coyote620 wrote:
I thought this was Paul McCartney
 
Nah - he can't sing anymore..
Haven't heard this for a while!!! Great Stuff

I thought this was Paul McCartney
Interesting, I thought they were trying to say "Through it all" . . . gets a .5 lift   ;-)
This was Apple's free iTune of the Week in May-June 2007. I liked it for quite a while but it's wearing thin with me.

Every time he sings "oohlah" it reminds me of the Martians' war cry in the rock opera version of War Of the Worlds.
wiki

Self described "musical whores" The Kooks have drawn on a number of varied sources to create their indie pop sound. Listing The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Chris De Burgh among their influences the band have gradually developed both their song writing style and musical presentation over the course of their two albums.<6>
Kinda sounds like Spinal Tap unplugged?  The "ooh la"s just don't work for me.  Sound kinda kooky!
Love this - thanks from a very hot and humid attic in Brighton UK!

kooky fun 9 up


{#Yawn}
 sunny_day wrote:

I saw them on the east coast. it was really a lot of fun. i was probably one of the oldest member of crowd and i am 'just' 36.

 
I can relate. I went and saw Modest Mouse and I was that guy as well.

 HarrO wrote:
I think the Kooks are playing somewhere in the (SF) Bay area this weekend> Cool tune!
 
I saw them on the east coast. it was really a lot of fun. i was probably one of the oldest member of crowd and i am 'just' 36.


Awesome, 8


The Koonks?   {#Roflol}
Annoying. Mute. 1
Diggin it. 

7 from the Not In Nottingham But Wish I Was Jury.
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty sucky.

1.
I think the Kooks are playing somewhere in the (SF) Bay area this weekend> Cool tune!
 Pyro wrote:


I loved it when the Stones sing "Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty little girl"....forgot which song it is.
 

That would be Beast of Burden.  I liked when Mick did it, but these guys just come off as tossers.
 fredriley wrote:
8 -> 9, volume -> 11. Guaranteed good mood :o)

 

Agree totally - not played enough!!!!
8 -> 9, volume -> 11. Guaranteed good mood :o)
:clap: :clap: :ass: :clap: :clap: :ass: :ass: :clap: :beat:
Love these guys although I haven't bought the new album just yet. :bananasplit:
Saw these guys at the Fox Theater in Boulder. Great show! Highly recommended if you get the chance.
Excelsior wrote:
Amen to that!
I loved it when the Stones sing "Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty little girl"....forgot which song it is.
DoctorHooey wrote:
Using the word "pretty" more than once in a row = instant annoyance. I can't take it in any context. Maybe it's just me...
Amen to that!
I rather liked this one, won't rate it till I hear it a few times more maybe bit JA, I b likes dis one.
LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!
You are spoling me today Bill - this is the second of my PLAY LOUD tracks today!
These guys need to get out more. Vapid.
Gribnif wrote:
I've got a great idea! Let's write a song with two really poppy hooks and then repeat them over, and over, and over again. Gack.
You've just described 90% of pop music
Gribnif wrote:
I've got a great idea! Let's write a song with two really poppy hooks and then repeat them over, and over, and over again. Gack.
Good idea, I love those kinda songs... more please. :chillpill:
I like this song :)
THAT'S A COPY OF 'SPOON'.
Good tune - in fact a couple of really good ones on this disc. Not 15 songs worth though. Shorter disc with their best tunes would've been better.
I've got a great idea! Let's write a song with two really poppy hooks and then repeat them over, and over, and over again. Gack.
Sometimes the vocals remind me of Paul McCartney.
DoctorHooey wrote:
Using the word "pretty" more than once in a row = instant annoyance. I can't take it in any context. Maybe it's just me...
I know the feeling, my un-favorites are "like" and "actually" which you hear at least 10 times each in any conversation with kids today lasting more than, say, a minute...
I saw these guys on Abby Road Live. They rocked out! I love the young, almost insolent, attitude they had.
Using the word "pretty" more than once in a row = instant annoyance. I can't take it in any context. Maybe it's just me...
Sucko a la barfo.
Pretty pretty annoying.
weirsh wrote:
Kinks wannabes.
Why is that a bad thing?
carbonatom wrote:
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I second that!!!!!!!!!!!
Great track from a very tight album.
weirsh wrote:
Kinks wannabes.
Not worthy...
Not worthy to stand upon the shoulders of those that went before ( and created their sound). Leave the room!
Aud wrote:
At the beginning I thought I was hearing some variation of Eddie Rabbitt's Driving My Life Away!!
haha I heard that too!! ..or the parody version: ooo, I'm drivin my wife away she couldn't stand another day of me ...although this song is quite good :) I like!
I cannot stand this band, i think they are awful. And once i knew he used to go out with katie melua and went to one of those god awful stage schools made me just hate them even more. 1/10
TerryS wrote:
Derivative
After thousands of years of human music-making, everything is derivative of something else. As critiques go, that's not especially valid or useful. As for the track - ooh la la! Magnifique! 8 from the Nottingham jury.
Kinks wannabes.
TerryS wrote:
Derivative
What isn't?
TerryS wrote:
Derivative
At the beginning I thought I was hearing some variation of Eddie Rabbitt's Driving My Life Away!!
Glad to see Hanson grew up. Just kidding. I like this.
This has grown on me a lot since I first heard it here at RP :jump: Thanks for keeping it in rotation Bill :clap:
Derivative
ekeyte wrote:
No, actually they were named after the David Bowie song. Haha. They're great. The whole album is incredible. I look forward to more of their music.
Thanks for the trivia. Love the Bowie song, btw.
bokey wrote:
.There was a yuppy puke in front of me when I sang the chorus "Ohh la la". he kind of picked up the pace a little bit.
Maybe he just wasn't that into you.
sounds a lil like a young McCartney
A catchy little number.
On_The_Beach wrote:
The Kooks: Ooh-La . . . as opposed to The Kinks: Lola. They sound a bit like the Kinks; wonder if the name was intentional?
No, actually they were named after the David Bowie song. Haha. They're great. The whole album is incredible. I look forward to more of their music.
bokey wrote:
I was coming out of the post office today humming this one.There was a yuppy puke in front of me when I sang the chorus "Ohh la la". He kind of picked up his pace a little bit.Must be the beard and raggy shorts.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I was coming out of the post office today humming this one. There was a yuppy puke in front of me when I sang the chorus "Ohh la la". he kind of picked up the pace a little bit. Must be there beard and raggy shorts.
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This is the freebie on iTunes this week.
:bananasplit: :bananasplit:
forestcowboy wrote:
There's a bit of KINKS in it
Definitely. Sounds pretty :)
:guitarist: love :guitarist: the :guitarist: guitars!
Ohhh noooooooo... it's back again! I'll turn it off and listen to my nervous system screaming away until it ends... yup.
I'm with you 'Nope'. Up there with the Arctic Monkey in terms of annoyance factor... and ... ahhh it's over...
Yes! :dance:
this is catchy. good vocals, a hint of the beatles.
Nope. :stop:
Okay, I'm getting tired of this. It has lost its novelty and is rapidly becoming annoying.
I am such a sucker for a good accent. 7. Shit. I have no selfcontrol.
mjaded wrote:
yeah. Its got that Pop Hook thing goin' on. Might not stand up to the test of time but I turned it up this time around. Can't be all bad if they named themselves after a Bowie tune.
It's a better choice for a bandname than "Britboys with Very Hip Hobbit Hair" JK!
yeah. Its got that Pop Hook thing goin' on. Might not stand up to the test of time but I turned it up this time around. Can't be all bad if they named themselves after a Bowie tune.
umm-Bop!
The best song that I've heard off of the CD. RP has about three in rotation.
There's a bit of KINKS in it
:dance: Cool! :cool:
Funny, i uploaded this song about 2 months ago and it got sorried right away! Good song though
window wrote:
That "pretty, pretty, pretty..." part sounds like a Rolling Stones song, the title of which escapes me.
Beast Of Burden, I think.
That "pretty, pretty, pretty..." part sounds like a Rolling Stones song, the title of which escapes me.
The Kooks: Ooh-La . . . as opposed to The Kinks: Lola. They sound a bit like the Kinks; wonder if the name was intentional?
Sorry, just not feeling it from this band - lots of affectation but no substance.
artmaven wrote:
Ah ha. It is in the library. Great f'n song!
Nice! here it is now. Ooh la . . . :propeller: pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty . . . pettycoat. In all situations
Ah ha. It is in the library. Great f'n song!
pretty cool :D
Ooh-la-la, trés bel :)
i dig this.